The most pleasant surprise of my travels? Qatar! Its beauty, history, and culture will having you coming back despite the heat!


  • How to Respectfully Visit a Mosque - Have you ever visited a mosque? It can be kind of intimidating, especially for women, if you've never been in one before. So that's why I decided to write up a quick guide of do's and don't's so you won't have to miss out on this cultural and spiritual experience on your travels!
  • Your Ultimate Guide to Solo Travel in Doha, Qatar - It's true, I set out solo to Doha, Qatar! It's also true that I stayed with family friends who are from there. But after visiting, I can definitely recommend Qatar as a destination for solo female travelers.
  • How to Ride a Camel (and other Qatari Adventures) - My time in Qatar was full of adventures---Arabian nights, learning to haggle, eating pigeon, riding the sand dunes, and even swimming in the Arabian Gulf at sunrise! With so much fun and so many exciting excursions, this post is all about the adventures!
  • Staying with a Qatari Family - It was a unique experience because it's one thing to travel to a new place, something else to travel to a new place solo, and yet another to actually live with locals. I got to learn so many customs and details that I never would have learned on my own or even if I'd been traveling with someone else. And I'm letting you in on all those things, too!
  • The Ultimate Guide to Arabian Nights in Qatar - The Middle East is hot. It just is. The sun is relentless during the summer days, so people often sleep late, enjoy museums and shopping in air conditioned buildings during the day, and do much of their living at night!
  • What to Know Before You Visit Qatar - Is Qatar on your "to go" list? I recently had a unique opportunity to visit some family friends there this summer, and I learned so much! So I came up with this great list of things to know before you go!
  • 10 Things To Do in Qatar - I had a pretty unique experience there because I stayed with a Qatari family. They were so gracious and made sure I got to experience only the very best of their country, and I'm here to share the top 10 things to do on your own trip to Qatar!
  • What About Qatar? - If you've been following along on Facebook and Instagram, you know I just got home from an epic trip to Doha, Qatar. I got a lot of shocked and quizzical looks when I started telling people I planned to visit Qatar (and in summer, no less!), so I was inspired to write a post exclusively about Qatar--a little history, a little clarification, a little geography.


  • What to Eat in Qatar: Snacks and Sweets - If you've been following along with me on my world-wide adventures, you might notice a pattern... My strongest tooth is my sweet tooth! My trip to Qatar was tons of fun and absolutely flavorful. There wasn't much room for dessert after such large meals (check out my Qatar Page for all the posts about what I ate there!), but don't worry, I found plenty of sweets to keep me satisfied between meals!
  • What to Eat in Qatar: Supper - Hungry? Visit Qatar at suppertime! Everything I ate in Qatar was flavorful and filling, and a meal with my Qatari family and friends was just the way I wanted to end each day. Whether we were eating on the floor or at an elaborate party, we were eating well!
  • What to Eat in Qatar: Lunch - I had the best food in Doha at the Assaf home. My friend Sharifa's mom makes the most flavorful, freshest, most delicious food, and I got to watch her make parts of it, too! So here it is, this is what I ate for lunch in Qatar.
  • What to Eat in Qatar: Breakfast - Okay, so I ate a LOT of incredible food in Qatar! So much, in fact, that I decided to break down my usual "What I Ate" blog post into five: Beverages, Breakfast, Lunch, Supper, and Snacks and Sweets! There were just too many pictures and descriptions to fit into one blog post, so here it is, What I Ate in Qatar: Breakfast!
  • What to Drink in Qatar - I ate and drank so many new things on my trip to Qatar, I decided to do a post all about just the beverages! And stay tuned; I'll be blogging all about breakfast, lunch, and supper in the coming weeks! For now, let's get started!

Packing and Clothes

  • What to Pack for Doha, Qatar: Ladies Edition - My recent trip to Qatar gave me a little bit of a packing challenge: what to pack for heat and humidity well over 100-degrees Fahrenheit that provides enough coverage. The solution was linen, light cotton, and some interchangeable pieces.
  • What Men and Women Wear in the Middle East - This week it's not about what I would wear, but what the Qatari people traditionally wear. My trip to Qatar was fascinating, and I learned so much! One of the things that concerned me most was dressing appropriately, but I really had nothing to worry about.

Qatar Airways

  • What to Eat: Qatar Airways Business Class - This What I Ate Wednesday is coming at you from the skies! My experience on Qatar Airways was definitely one to remember, and one reason why is the food.
  • Qatar Airways Lounge, DOH - My trip to Doha on Qatar Airways was definitely one to remember, and the experience was only enhanced by their world-class lounge at Hammad International Airport (DOH)! So I decided to give you a sneak peek---even in the shower!
  • Qatar Airways Business Class - I am so excited to share this experience with you! I've heard over and over again that the Middle Eastern airlines are the best in the world, and I have finally experienced the excitement for myself.
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